Three Cushion Billiard News
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The 2022 USBA Three-Cushion National Championship will be held at 5000 Years Carom Billiards in Morton Grove, Illinois, a Chicago suburb, from September 8 to 11, 2022. The players meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 7 at 7:00 p.m.
The field will consist of a maximum of 42 players. The top four place winners from the 2021 national tournament receive automatic berths. Additionally, each prior champion has a reserved spot. The remaining places will be determined by qualifying tournaments
With 42 players, it is anticipated that there would be preliminary round robin play (likely 6 groups of 7), with 16 players advancing to a single-elimination tournament. If there are fewer players, the round robin play will be reconfigured (for example, 36 players would be 6 groups of 6, 32 players would be 4 groups of 8).
Registration will begin on July 1 via the USBA website. For anyone who plays in a qualifier and does not qualify, the entry fee is $300. A person can also enter directly for $510; however, absent compelling circumstances, players who played in a qualifier have priority over players who did not play in a qualifier.
5000 Years Carom Billiards is owned by Henry Ugartechea, a Chicago native and carom afficionado. Henry was recently seen as the head referee in the finals of the Las Vegas World Cup.
For additional information, including how to run a qualifier, email the USBA at secretary [AT] USBA [DOT] net or call 410 599 8177.
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USBA Has 27 Players in World Cup!
A last-minute cancellation by nine Vietnamese billiard players opened up spots in the Las Vegas World Cup for the USBA to fill via its March 26 qualifying tournament. The cancellation, a result of Visa issues related to Covid-19, enabled the USBA to expand the prize for the March 26 tournament from four to ten inscriptions to the World Cup.
With the additional positions, twenty-seven USBA players have secured the right to play in the World Cup, which begins March 27 and ends on April 2.
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Eight USBA Players Qualify
Eight players from the USBA March 25 qualifying tournament for the Las Vegas World Cup have punched their ticket to the big dance.
Leading the way with the best averages were Guillermo Sosa and Chang Pyun, with 0.968 and 0.938 respectively. Carlos Mario Villegas and Young Gull Lee, both from the New York area, posted averages between 0.850 and 0875. The last four qualifiers were Bilal Khalifa, Vicke Pineda, Ertan Tarhan, and Ho Ahn. Each of the eight players won their 4-man round robin mini-tournament.
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|Mario Garcia |
Jorge Hernan John Patarroyo
|Andres Mora |
Zoel A Kehrt Matta
Julian Banol Molina
|Ricky Carranco Sr. |
Young Gul Lee
Guillermo Alejandro Sosa
These thirty-two (32) players will be drawn into 8 groups of 4, with the winner of each group qualifying. On March 26, there will be a single elimination bracket to determine the final two (2) qualifiers. The players will play in a single-elimination bracket, with the two (2) finalists earning spots in the World Cup. SOME SPOTS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR THE MARCH 26 QUALIFIER. REGISTER ON THE USBA WEBSITE.
For any questions about the USBA qualifiers for the World Cup, or for the World Cup, call 410 599 8177.